The KD-442 variable speed shear easily cuts through 16 gauge C.R. mild steel and stainless to 18 gauge. The steel shear head has close cutting heavy duty blades that quickly cut through sheet metal, spiral pipe, metal doors and metal studs. Double cutting action provides maximum sheet usage without burring or buckling the material. At less than 5 pounds this KETT shear is both portable for location usage and durable for daily shop operations.